About Brett Hartley
Acc. Mediator, Acc.Spec. (Family Law), B.Com, LL.B. (UQ)
Brett Hartley, a Director of Hartley Healy, has practiced exclusively in Family Law since 1989. He has both a law and a commerce degree and is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and Accredited Specialist in Family Law.
A Leading Expert in Many Areas of Family Law
Brett is nationally recognised as a leading expert in Family Law complex property matters and valuation of property. Brett has been a contributing author to the CCH Australian Family Law and Practice publication. He authored part of the "Property Settlement" section and the " Valuation of Property & Business " section.
Brett is also recognised as a leading expert on superannuation splitting laws. Brett was previously invited by the Securities Institute of Australia to join their industry reference group to prepare and oversee the development of the Superannuation Module for their advanced diploma in financial services (Financial Planning). Brett was responsible for writing the module section dealing with family law aspects of superannuation".
Brett has published several articles on complex property issues and regularly presents and is invited to present lectures on family law to accountants, lawyers and financial advisors. Some of Brett’s recent articles can be seen here.
Brett is a member of the Queensland Family Law Practitioners Association and the family law section of the Law Council of Australia.
Brett is a former member of the Queensland Family Law Specialist Accreditation Committee and has also acted as a court appointed solicitor for children matters in the Family Court up to 2003.
Hartley Healy Law Firm
In 1998, Brett opened his own law firm, Hartley Family Law Service, an Australian legal firm practising exclusively in family law and de facto law. Brett established the firm to meet the needs of people experiencing the breakdown of their relationship, providing them access to a firm where their matter would be handled with a high degree of privacy and specialist expertise. Joe Healy became a partner with Brett on 1 July 2005 and the firm changed its name to Hartley Healy in September 2006.